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Creation of Scottish Sentencing Council brought forward to October

A new body with oversight of judicial sentencing policy in Scotland will be up and running by October, six months ahead of previous plans, the Scottish Government has announced. 23 Feb 2015

Legal experts call for English 'online court' to handle low-value civil court cases

An online mechanism should be set up to handle low-value civil court cases, with judges removed entirely from the process for the simplest cases, according to a new report. 17 Feb 2015

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High Court judge overturns "overly generous interpretation" of relief from sanctions rules

Parties to civil litigation cases have been issued with an important reminder of the need to manage their cases effectively after the High Court overturned an "overly generous interpretation" of the rules governing when relief from sanctions can be granted.... 15 Dec 2014

No leave to appeal Game rent on insolvency decision means certainty for landlords, says expert

The UK Supreme Court will not allow retailer Game to appeal a recent decision allowing landlords to recover rent from administrators that continued to operate the business as a going concern while a buyer was found. 05 Nov 2014

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